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COMEDY HAUS

"MEDUSA"

A greek play by Constantinos Palilis and Maria S. Apostolatos. Can a tragic event transform you into a monster? How easy is it to go from victim to perpetrator? A dramatic social monologue about rape comes exclusively from Greece for only 3 performances!

"MEDUSA"
"MEDUSA"

When & Where

24 Mar 2024, 19:00 – 20:30

COMEDY HAUS, Albisriederstrasse 16, 8003 Zürich, Switzerland

About our play...

The Greek-speaking Theater School Epi Skinis presents in co-production with Anelixis Productions the sensational play "Medusa" by Konstantinos Palilis and Maria S. Apostolatos.

 

After three successful years in Greece with SOLD OUT responses, he is coming to Zurich for three shows in Greek with English subtitles.

 

The work, influenced by Greek mythology as well as by modern reality, deals with the female nature as an individual of the social whole. It presents the difficulties and problems faced by a modern woman, while at the same time demonstrating the family circle, adolescence and adulthood, as people face it leading to conclusions about how they should be understood.

 

A Few Words...

Alice is a girl entering adolescence and her stepfather gradually begins to approach her sexually, until he repeatedly rapes her. She does not tell anyone what is happening to her and tries to find solutions to escape. She concludes that the only way to stop him is to study in a country town and get away from her rapist stepfather. At the same time, she decides that, since she cannot punish him for his actions, she will take revenge on men who, while they have everything (wife, family, job, money), are looking for the confirmation of a young woman. Driven by the myth of Medusa who stoned men, Alice decides to "stone" them, taking from them the stability that gives men confidence and power over women. She manages to escape and carry out her plan, but her stepfather follows her and continues to abuse her. Her role as "Medusa" turns her from victim to perpetrator and her new life, culminating in love, makes her realize that she no longer wants to take revenge, but to live like any other girl.

 

The play is supported by  the General Secretariat of Demographic and Family Policy and Gender Equality.

Cast and Creative

Play: Konstantinos Palilis - Maria S. Apostolatou

Directed by: Konstantinos Palilis

Interpretation: Maria S. Apostolatou

Director's assistant: Marilia Mitroussi

Scenography: JACOandthemagicbeans

Music editing: Marilia Mitroussi

Photography exhibition: Annita Spithakis

Contact person:Jenny Chrysidis

Production:  Epi Skinis-Anelixis Productions

 

In the foyer of the theater you can find the photography exhibition of Annita Spithakis on the theme "Sexual abuse - Medusa"

Tickets

  • Combo

    This ticket allows you to see both shows!

    CHF 60.00
    +CHF 1.50 service fee
  • Normal

    CHF 35.00
    +CHF 0.88 service fee
  • Reduced- Student

    CHF 25.00
    +CHF 0.63 service fee

Total

CHF 0.00

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